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Breaking records on the way to state

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The Fighting Saints competed in Day 2 of the 7AA Section meet on Saturday, June 3. The following athletes will advance to the Minnesota AA State meet on June 9-10:

  • Amanda Anderson in discus and shot put (Anderson won discus in the 2016 state meet; Anderson is currently ranked 10th in the nation for discus)
  • Tommy Schwieger in long jump and triple jump (Schwieger placed 9th in triple jump at the 2016 state meet)
  • Genuine Matthews in the 100m dash and 400m dash (Matthews placed 2nd in the 2016 state meet)
  • Eli Hylen in high jump (Eli was the only freshman to qualify for high jump at the 2016 state meet.)

Not only did these athletes qualify for the state meet, but they also set new St. Francis High School records: Eli Hylen previously broke the high jump school record early this season, and he improved his record with an impressive jump of 6′ 7″. Tommy Schwieger, who broke the triple jump record earlier in the season, also broke the long jump record with a distance of 22′ 7″. Genuine Matthews broke his previous school record in the 400m with a new personal best of 47.42.

In addition to the state qualifiers, the Fighting Saints had many other athletes qualify for the award podium by earning points in their event:

  • Taylor Karasch placed 4th in the 100m dash and 8th in the 200m dash
  • Maria Lundenbach placed 7th in the 1600m run
  • Girls’ 4x200m relay placed 5th (Alexis Lusthoff, Justyne Schake, Emma Street, and Taylor Karasch)
  • Abbie Rockstad placed 7th in pole vault
  • Sara Zoccheddu placed 8th in triple jump
  • Nadia Sanford placed 7th in shot put

Full Results:

2017 7AA Results

Minnesota State Meet Program:

2017 TRACK Saturday Time Schedule

2017 TRACK Friday Time Schedule

 

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